Shudh Online Alkanet root, better known as Ratan jot / Ratan Joth, is traditionally used to add color to Indian food. It is the original natural food coloring that gives the famous Kashmiri dish rogan josh its signature red color. Sadly, these days, artificial food colors have replaced ratan jot in tandoori chicken and the traditional Kashmiri rogan josh has been butchered with the use of tomatoes.
NATURAL COLORING AGENT TO FOOD (LIKE ROGAN JOSH) - Alkanna Tinctoria or Vembalam patta gives the signature red color to the famous Kashmiri dish Rogan Josh (or) Moton Rogan jo. Gives nice red color when added to the gravy and a subtle smoky aroma too. For cooking purposes, heat it up in a little oil, ghee or butter, then strain it with a metal strainer, before using. Discard the used ratan jot. Now you can add the red oil/fat to whatever dish you want to.
- REDUCE HAIR FALL & INCREASE HAIR GROWTH - Damini Balchad has ant-microbial properties and is used to treat all scalp-related problems including headache, dandruff, and skin infections. Use it with coconut oil, amla, and curry patta to make hair oil, and use it for 2 weeks to reduce your hair fall.
- REDUCE SKIN BURN MARKS & WOUND HEALING - Ratanjot is used for treating cuts, scars, boils, swellings, and even serious wounds present externally. It works wow and does wonder on burning marks. Mix with any oil like coconut or bajaj almond and apply on burn marks or scars. It also lowers the itching.
- SUPPORTS SKIN & FACE HEALTH and DETOXIFICATION - Alkanet Root is rich in antioxidants and has anti-aging properties to prevent free radical damage by applying it to our skin and hair. Masks and pastes prepared from Ratanjot's roots are applied directly on the skin to heal wounds, treat varicose veins, bedsores, itching rashes, and abscesses. Additionally, it is also used in face masks and facial cleansing products.
How to use: For cooking purposes, heat it up in a little oil, ghee or butter, then strain it with a metal strainer, before using. Discard the used ratan jot. Now you can add the red oil/fat to whatever dish you want to.
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